A Poem

Years ago in my office with photos of Dr King (“No man is free until all men are free”) and Mahatma Gandhi (“In a gentle way you can change the world”) were looking down as I worked. They accompanied me for 25 years. They still speak to me today.

As we enter the year 2023, let us seek new opportunities and possibilities for policing a free society…

Few poems
i’ve Read written about
the blue
(those with whom
i served)
three decades it was
i remain
puzzled
about your future
your resistance
(blindness?)
to simply becoming
better
serving above
self
i write
speak about
how
ways this can
happen
must happen
(for trustworthiness
is
involved here)
alas
words fall on
empty ears
hardened hearts
please
once more
listen to me
you are lost
on the wrong
path
you cannot do
this alone
i know the
way
there are
others
who do
too
find them
listen
act.

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